As part of a broader push to boost and defend the Winter Olympics’ global public image, Chinese diplomats and state media outlets have been fighting back on Twitter against criticism of food in the “closed loop” bubble. The fare...
Jul 26, 2008
Chinese officials are strengthening food safety regulations during the Olympics to assuage the international anxiety generated by recent food scares. From the U.K. Guardian: A successful Olympics will help convince the rest of...
Jul 14, 2008
How is Beijing ensuring the safety of food supplies for Olympic athletes, and what are the issues surrounding the stepped-up security. Tim Johnson visits the farm of Lin Yuan, an Olympic vegetable supplier, for the Minneapolis...
Feb 21, 2008
Imaging you were hosting a dinner party(not a potluck)and your friends brought and ate their own food, how would you feel? If U.S. athletes ship their own meat to China for the Olympic Games, it will be like a slap in the face...
Feb 9, 2008
Another concern from Olympians heading to Beijing in a few months. From the New York Times: When a caterer working for the United States Olympic Committee went to a supermarket in China last year, he encountered a piece of...
Feb 8, 2008
Time.com is running an article summarizing the Chinese “dumpling scandal” over the past week. What’s very interesting, however, is a quote buried near the end of the piece: China’s reaction has also been...
Oct 2, 2007
From Wall Street Journal: Some fed-up Chinese just want to eat like pigs. In recent weeks, news that hogs are being specially raised to feed the athletes at the next year’s Beijing Olympics has spurred an outcry on the Internet. The pigs are reportedly being fed an organic diet and getting daily exercise, treatment that […]
Sep 5, 2007
Freelance writer and blogger Lian Yue rewrote the poem, Look Up to the Stars by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. Lian’s poem, from Niubo Net, translated by CDT: I look up to the stars, So vast and profound; As abysmal as the road to the mine. The infinite truth, So hard for me to seek […]
Aug 27, 2007
Not only are there Olympic pigs, here is news about Olympic vegetables. From Chengdu Evening news, excerpts translated by CDT: The Beijing Olympic Games will be a grand festival, and for several hundred thousand Olympics...
Aug 27, 2007
The news of secret breeding centers for Olympics pigs is all over the Chinese cyberspace. A typical reaction is from blogger bbcjy commenting on his Happy as a Fish blog, translated by CDT: The fact there are “Olympics...
Aug 26, 2007
From the DWNEWS.COM, translated by CDT: Pork supply is an important event for the Beijing Olympics. It’s said the pork supplier for the Beijing Olympics has set up 10 pig breeding centers located in different parts of China. However, the locations of the Olympic pig breeding centers are secret. Pigs there are monitored, only fed […]
Jul 20, 2006
Via China Post: As if China didn’t have its hands full keeping tabs on its 1.3 billion people, the country will now begin tracking its vegetables. In an attempt to ensure food safety during the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is to give every cabbage, carrot and pea pod its own identity number and file, the Beijing […]
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